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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) — July 23

 
July 23, 2018
Road closures near campus begin today
A new phase of road construction will completely close Bremer Avenue from Seventh Street (Family Video) on the east to 11th Street (Signature Realty/Meyer Pharmacy) on the west, beginning Monday, July 23. Complete closure will reduce the amount of time it will take to finish work on this section. It will also allow use of 12th Street, Seventh Street and Sixth Street for cross traffic that would have been limited by lane separators. Please note that Fifth Street NW, which runs south of the Manors and Knights Village, has been used to travel on the north side of town. The railroad tracks along Fifth Street NW will be closed to through traffic beginning July 23 for about two months. Click here for a map detailing the road closures and alternate routes.
Invite high school students to Worth It Week
Wartburg will roll out the orange carpet for high school students with sessions beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day during Worth It Week, July 30-Aug. 3. Encourage high school students you know to schedule a visit to experience what it's like to be a Knight! Every student who visits during Worth It Week receives a $500 award per year if they enroll at Wartburg. For details and registration, click here.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Sustainability Office has free supplies
As you plan for next year or write up your syllabi, don’t forget about the Sustainability Office’s Reused store. There are hundreds of binders, a lot of folders, and a smattering of other school supplies. Encourage your students to save their money and pick these up for free. We also have many desk organizers and other office supplies, so please check before ordering new. Due to an overabundance of binders and folders, employees are welcome to stop in to check these items off their children’s school supply list. During the summer, the Sustainability Office is open most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fall days will most likely be Tuesday through Thursday. When in doubt, just stroll on over and get some steps in! Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
Ventullo to receive honorary degree
Dr. Roy Ventullo, professor emeritus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Allen College at the college's summer commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. 
HealthPartners – Colon cancer screening
HealthPartners is committed to ensuring members are getting their recommended preventive care. Colorectal cancer screening is not always easy or convenient, but it is critical to early detection of colorectal cancer. The FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Kit is a simple test, done at home and submitted to a lab for an assessment, that detects blood in the stool. This summer, HealthPartners will be sending FIT Kits to all members who are eligible and overdue for a colorectal screening and are not currently connected with a primary care provider. A letter will be sent to eligible members’ homes in July, with the FIT Kit and instructions arriving shortly thereafter. Members who do not return the kit will receive a reminder phone call and follow-up letter. There is no cost to the member to complete and submit the FIT Kit, and those who complete the test will receive a results letter in the mail with follow-up instructions. A team of HealthPartners nurses will be available by phone during business hours for any questions regarding the test or results. If you have other questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator at ext. 8278 or amy.wilson@wartburg.edu.
Director of Dining Services forums

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to three open forums, each from 2 to 2:30 p.m., in the Den, to meet the three candidates for the Director of Dining Services position and ask them appropriate interview questions.

  • Mike Carlson, Tuesday, July 24
  • Marty Johnson, Wednesday, July 25
  • Abdullah Jones, Thursday, July 26

We encourage all who can attend to do so each day. Janeen Stewart, executive administrator for the President's Office, will attend each day to help lead the discussion. Feedback can be provided about each candidate directly to Rich Seggerman at richard.seggerman@wartburg.edu no later than Friday, July 27, at 3 p.m. If you are interested in reviewing the cover letter and resumé of each candidate, hard copies are available for your review in Luther Hall, Room 206.

Tree removal progress on campus
The company Tri County Tree Pros has begun tree removal on the north end of campus and will continue working south across campus. Work is expected to finish up late this week or early next week, but weather conditions such as high winds and rain could extend the timeframe. For your safety, and that of the workers, please avoid the areas where work is being done and use alternate paths if needed. As a reminder, many of the trees being removed are ash trees infested with the emerald ash borer, and others are succumbing to age and other weaknesses. The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee will review replacement of the trees (species and location). Click here for more details about the tree removal plan. Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Friendship Families needed for international students
The International Student Services office is seeking friendship families for approximately 35 new international students arriving at the end of August. Friendship families do not house or act as advisers or financial sponsors to the students. They simply meet with their student(s) throughout the year to share meals, holidays, or participate in a variety of cultural activities. For more information, contact Wendy at ext. 8745 or wendy.mohlis@wartburg.edu. You may also click here to sign up online.
Fall Orientation program updates 
To improve communication to incoming students and families, orientation at Wartburg will now be called Fall Orientation instead of Orange EXCELeration. Please help the Student Life Office by referring to the program as such. Additionally, move-in for first-year students will be Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 8 a.m. (instead of a Friday move-in, as in previous years). The full orientation schedule, along with our FY resources, can be found at www.wartburg.edu/orientation. Direct any questions/comments to Lindsey Leonard.
New reports now available on InfoCenter

President Colson’s May Report to the Board and the Summary Report of Board action is now posted on the InfoCenter under "President’s Reports."

The Winter/May 2017-18 Grade Point Average Report is now available on the InfoCenter under "Enrollment Management."

Zesty expands offerings
The Zesty Orange is now offering Turkey or Ham Croissants and Cranberry Chicken Pecan Salads throughout the day, so come over and try one this week. And did you know: You can follow Wartburg's Dining Services on Facebook!
Softball youth camps
Help spread the word about the Wartburg softball program's youth and prospect camps Tuesday, July 31:
  • Youth camp for grades 3-7 costs $35 and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This session will focus on fundamentals of both offense and defense.
  • Prospect camp for grades 8-12 costs $70 and will be 1:30-5 p.m. This session will run more like a college practice and will end with a scrimmage between camp participants.

Click here for details and registration. Email Head Coach Jamie Mueller with questions.

New update to HealthPartners search for physical therapists
To clarify, Waverly Health Center Physical Therapy services are also in the HealthPartners Bridges network. To locate them in the online directory, click here. You must use different search criteria since they are in a hospital setting. For search criteria, select Hospital; then Physical Therapy. If you have questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, at ext. 8278.
New Admissions personnel
Wartburg Admissions welcomes three new employees:
  • Hannah Haage '17 will serve as regional admissions counselor for the Western U.S. and will work out of Denver, Colo. Hannah worked in the Admissions office all four years as an undergrad before working in social services in Minneapolis for the past year.
  • Kristin Anderson Taphorn '05 is the new assistant director for regional admissions serving Chicago and the state of Illinois. Kristin is from Waverly originally and was a journalism and communication major at Wartburg. She previously was an executive team leader for Target Corp.
  • Adrija Ashrita joins the Admissions team as associate director of recruitment services and will oversee admissions operations, business analysis and data management. She is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with her master's degree.
Check rate to refinance student loan debt
Are you repaying student loans for your own education or your child’s college years? Our benefits partner has improved its student loan refinancing program to make it easier for you to find out the rates you can receive by refinancing with a Reset Loan, and reduced their rates across the board. Click here, enter a little bit of personal information on the Get My Rate page and in less than a minute you will find out what rates you would receive if you refinance. Completing this step does not impact your credit score or obligate you to apply, and it can help you easily determine if refinancing will get you a lower rate than what you’re paying now. If you have questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator at ext. 8278.
Juice summer schedule
The Juice will run every other week throughout the summer, and as needed for important news. The next regular edition of The Juice will be Aug. 6. Weekly Juice emails will begin again on Aug. 20. Please send in your items by 4 p.m. the Thursday before publication. If you have important items that may need to run immediately, please contact Stephanie Boeding directly.
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Katie Eliason, Cleaning Staff, 6/11
Meredith Borchardt, Library Student Employment & Circulation Services Supervisor, 6/11
Sarah Frederick, Office Coordinator - Development, 6/25
 
FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
Jesse Thomas, Area Coordinator and Academic Support Coordinator, 6/8
Paul Swisher, Groundskeeper, 6/8
Joni McDonough, Office Coordinator, Marketing & Communication & ITS, 6/15
Ieshia Brown, Coordinator for Academic and Multicultural Student Services, 6/18
Doug Reece, Digital Media Producer, 6/27
Todd Rogers, General Maintenance Staff, 6/29
John Myers, Director of Campus Security & Safety, 6/30 (retired)
Upcoming Events

Worth It Week college visits
July 30-Aug. 3

Faculty Workshop
Aug. 21-23

Fall Orientation for new students
Aug. 25-28

Fall Term begins
Aug. 29
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 

Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for admissions, will be presenting at four conferences in the coming weeks. He will present at the Aguila Youth Leadership Institute 11th Annual Symposium Putting the Pieces Together “College with a Purpose” July 11-13 and will sit on a panel discussing “The Future of College Admissions Counseling” at the Hobsons Summer Institute Annual Conference attended by over 750 high school administrators and professional school counselors July 16-18. Coleman also will be a presenter in Denver, Colo., at the annual ACT Enrollment Management Conference on “Parent Communication in Recruitment” July 20 and will be speaking to the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber corporate interns on “Personal Branding & The Power of Networking” in August. 

KatieJo Kuhens, sports information director, was elected to serve on the 2018-19 CoSIDA Board of Directors for a full-term (three years). She recently completed a one-year term that she filled due to a vacancy.

Dr. Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish and Slife Professor in Humanities, published “Cultivating the collective: exploring the American dream with sixth graders” with co-authors Dr. Sarah Montgomery, Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden, Ashley Jorgensen, and Mirsa Rudic, in the peer-reviewed journal Social Studies Research & Practice, 13(1), 31-45. Montgomery also published “Poetic Prophecy of a nueva religión: Antero de Quental's Reception in Nineteenth-Century Spain,” Luso-Brazilian Review 55.1 (2018): 27-50. 

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 

Chris Ortner ’00 is the new head wrestling coach at Cedar Falls High School, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Quinton Clay ’05 is the new director of admissions at Northern Illinois University, as reported by NIU Today

Brooke Klostermann ’19 is ready to "have fun and play well" in her senior year, as reported by the Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Kenny Martin Jr. ’18 overcame a lot to finish high school and even more to graduate from college (with two wrestling national championships and a degree in fitness management), as reported by the Lincoln Journal Star.  

Robyn Friedman ’95, who ran cross country at Wartburg, is trying to bolster participation in her own community's running programs through the Newton Runing Club, as reported by the Newton Daily News

Physical therapists Rachel Pins ’12 and Molly Comacho ’00 were featured on KWWL for the work they did with sports journalist Rick Coleman following his ischemic stroke in November 2015. 

Britta Monson Fisher ’00 was named the chief housing officer for the Denver Office of Economic Development, as reported by the Denver Post

About this newsletter
The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available on the Info Center.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM: The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both editions of The Juice. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760. The Juice reserves the right to edit items for length and readability and may suggest an alternate method to share your information.
 
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